Pioneer Place finances show improvement even as bailout request to the county remains in limbo

The status of a funding request by Pioneer Place to the Malheur County Court remains stalled for now but the nursing home has seen some increase in the number of clients who are using the facility, helping its long-term financial outlook. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – A request from Pioneer Place to the Malheur County Court for nearly $1 million to offset impacts of the Covid pandemic is in limbo.

The publicly-owned nursing home in Vale approached county commissioners in February to get $900,000 from the county’s allocation of the $1.9 billion American Rescue Plan Act but they took no action.

The request from Pioneer Place probably isn’t eligible for American Rescue Plan Act funds, said Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge.

“We have been trying to work through our . . .